NFOR- Slitter Operator

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Description/Job Summary

The Slitting Operator is responsible for the proper set-up of the slitting machines and to ensure each roll is cut with accuracy, according to the customer specifications. They are also responsible for the proper use of the slitter and housekeeping of the the equipment and the area.


  • Adjust and correct machine set-ups to reduce thicknesses, reshape products, and eliminate product defects.
  • Monitor machine cycles and mill operation to detect jamming and to ensure that products conform to specifications.
  • Examine, inspect, and measure raw materials and finished products to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Position, align, and secure arbors, spindles, coils, mandrels, dies, and slitting knives.
  • Direct and train other workers to change rolls, operate mill equipment, and remove coils and cobbles, and band and load material.
  • Fill oil cups, adjust valves, and observe gauge to control flow of metal coolants and lubricants onto workpieces.
  • Install equipment such as guides, guards, gears, cooling equipment, and rolls, using hand tools.
  • Signal and assist other workers to remove and position equipment, fill hoppers, and feed materials into machines.
  • Calculate draft space and roll speed for each mill stand to plan rolling sequences and specifies, dimensions and tempers.
  • Set up, operate, or tend machines that cut or slice materials, such as glass, stone, cork, rubber, tobacco, food, paper, or insulating material.
  • Review work orders, blueprints, specifications, or job samples to determine components, settings, and adjustments for cutting and slicing machines.
  • Examine, measure, and weigh materials or products to verify conformance to specifications, using measuring devices, such as rulers, micrometers, or scales.
  • Press bottoms, pull levers, or depress pedals to star and operate cutting and slicing machines.
  • Start machines to verify setups, and make any necessary adjustments.
  • Feed stock into cutting machines, onto conveyors, or under cutting blades, by threading, guiding, pushing, or turning hand wheels.
  • Monitor operation of cutting or slicing machines to detect malfunctions or to determine whether supplies need replenishment.
  • Stack and sort cut material for packaging, further processing, or shipping, according to types and sizes of material.
  • Adjust machine controls to alter position, alignment, speed, or pressures.
  • Remove completed materials or products from cutting or slicing machines, and stack or store them for additional processing.
  • Maintain production records, such as quantities, types, and dimensions of material produced.
  • Remove defective or substandard materials from machines, and readjust machine components so that products meet standards.
  • Position stock along cutting lines, or against stop on beds of scoring or cutting machines.
  • Move stock or scrap to and from machines manually, or by using carts, hand trucks, or lift trucks.
  • Select and install machine components, such as cutting blades rollers, and templates, according to specifications, using hand tools.
  • Clean and lubricate cutting machines, conveyors, blades, saws, or knives using steam hoses, scrappers, brushes, or oil cans.
  • Measure completed workpieces to verify conformance to specification, using micrometers, gauges, calipers, templates, or rules.
  • Star machines, monitor their operations, and record operational data.
  • Test and adjust machine speeds or actions, according to product specifications, using gauges and hand tools.
  • Read work orders or production schedules to determine specifications, such as, materials to be used, locations of cutting lines, or dimensions and tolerance.
  • Position guides, stops, holding blocks, or other fixtures to secure and direst workpieces, using hand tools and measuring devices.
  • Positions align, and secure workpieces against fixtures or stops on machine beds or on dies.
  • Load workpieces, plastic material, or chemical solutions into machines.
  • Clean and lubricate machines.
  • Mark identifying data on workpieces.
  • Clean work area.
  • Plan sequences of operations, applying knowledge of physical properties of workpiece materials.
  • Operate forklifts to deliver material.
  • Lubricate workpieces with oil.
  • Turn controls to set cutting speeds, feed rates, or table angles for specified operations.
  • Scribe reference lines on workpieces as guides for cutting operations, according to blueprints, templates, sample parts, or specifications.
  • Thread ends of metal coils from reels through slitters and secure ends on recoils.
  • Grind out burrs or sharp edges, using portable grinders, speed lathes, or polishing jacks.
  • Replace defectives blades or wheels, using hand tools
  • Set blade tensions, heights, and angles to perform prescribed cuts, using wrenches.
  • Select, clean, and install spacers, rubber sleeves, or cutters on arbors.
  • Preheat workpieces, using heating furnaces or hand torches.
  • Sharpen dulled blades, using bench grinders, abrasive wheels, or lathes.
  • Hone cutters with oilstones to remove nicks.
  • Mark cutting lines or identifying information on stock, using marking pencils, rulers, or scribes.
  • Type instructions on computer keyboards, push buttons to activate computer programs, or manually set cutting guides, clamps, and knives.
  • Position width gauge blocks between blades and level blades and insert wedges into frames to secure blades to frames.

Required Experience

Minimum 6 months experience in manufacturing. 



Preferred Experience


Required Education

High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Required Qualifications

  • High school Diploma or GED.
  • Knowledge of GMP
  • Minimum 6-months experience in manufacturing.
  • Able to lift 35 lbs.
  • Able to stand long period of time
  • Able to bend over
  • Must be able to operate a computer, calculator and printer.



Climbing, ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.  Body agility is emphasized.
 Stooping, bending the body downward and forward by bending spine and waist.
      Example:  Changing paper in printer, copier machine.
Kneeling, bending legs at knee to come to a rest on the knee or knees.
Crouching, bending the body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.
Crawling, moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
Reaching, extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
      Example:  Giving signals, reaching for material or handle on the item.
Standing, particularly for sustained periods of time.
      Example:  Making copies, giving presentations, directing traffic.
Walking, moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.
Pushing, using upper extremities to press against something with steady force to thrust forward, downward or outward.
Pulling, using upper extremities to exert force to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
Lifting, raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.
DEGREE OF LIFTING:            5-25 lbs.                         26-50 lbs.

 Fingering, picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm as in handling.
Grasping, applying pressure to an object with fingers and palm.
Feeling, perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. 
Repetitive motions, substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
      Example:  Filing, sorting mail, starting ignition of machinery.

Inside environmental conditions protected from weather conditions, not necessarily temperature conditions.
Outside environmental conditions, no effective protection from weather.
Inside and outside environments apply.
Subject to extreme cold; temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour.
Subject to extreme heat; temperatures above 100 degrees for more than one hour.
Subject to noise, causing reason to shout to be heard above the noise level.
Subject to vibration, exposure, fluctuating movement of the body.
Subject to hazards such as moving machinery, electrical currents, falling debris, exposure to chemicals, gases, high heat or explosives.
Subject to unregulated atmospheric conditions caused by odors, fumes, gases, poor ventilation and dusts.
Subject to oils and other cutting fluids via touch or air.

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